I refuse to even type the name of the celebrity who apparently is or isn't going back to jail in a few minutes, but thanks to her, I think I just witnessed one of the best moments in cable network news history. For some reason--one supposes it's because he spent some time in the slammer--MSNBC decided to ask Tommy Chong, of Cheech and Chong fame, to make an appearance as an expert of sorts to discuss this whole [City in France Hotel] debacle. Chong became confrontational immediately, thought it was a travesty, and not just the fact that [City in France Hotel] had even served three days for such a minor thing as drunk driving. He basically alleged that this entire event, the blanket coverage, the OJish freeway footage, all of it was actually a media creation to take away attention from the plethora of problems in our country caused by Republicans.
While that may or may or not be true, the best part of the whole thing came courtesy of MSNBC's talking head Contessa Brewer, who after a few minutes of trying to make sense of anything Chong was saying and actually get an interview out of the man, but who actually seemed to be a little pissed at having to cover this event in any way, finally quipped, “Have you smoked anything today?”